This week we talk about Greta Gerwig’s 2019 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women. In a little prologue we discuss whether a movie can be for everyone, or if it’s okay to only be for a specific audience. Then it’s on to discussing the performances of Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson and others, the non-linear storytelling, and what makes this tale so timeless.
On this dark and stormy night we discuss the 2019 Robert Eggers film The Lighthouse. First Indy argues “arthouse cinema” is for everyone, then we go to all the usual places: active viewership, greek mythology, memes, Christian symbolism, the cyclical nature of time, identity fluidity, Jacob’s Ladder scenarios, and farts.
We review the 2019 feel-good comedy Brittany Runs A Marathon, discussing whether or not it breaks the romantic comedy mould, our drug fueled retirement plans, frienemies, representation on screen, running, and lousy Smarch weather.
We discuss 1999 being the greatest year for American cinema, the rise and fall of the DVD, and our quarantine tips. Then things get weird; the absurdity of consciousness, nihilism, fluidity of identity, the power of art as expressed through dance...
We attempt to get to the bottom of it all, only to discover it’s Malkovichs all the way down.
This week we’re discussing the Netflix docuseries Cheer! It follows the Navarro College Cheerleading team through ups and downs in their pursuit of another national championship. On this emotional journey we talk about what it means to Be a Jerry, our thick Canadian accents, fatherhood crushes, mean coaches, and the importance of sport.
Beer of The Week: Howe Sound Jam Session Raspberry Cream Ale
We knew it would happen eventually; Samantha and Indy (or at least one of them) resort to physical violence in their discussion of the 1939 American epic historical romance Gone with the Wind.
Fascists & revolutionaries, fantastic beasts & brutal violence, vaginal trees & clockwork men, all this and more as we discuss Guillermo del Toro’s 2006 fantasy masterpiece Pan’s Labyrinth!
We return to the wonderful world of cheerleading with the fourth Bring It On movie. Offensive stereotypes, cheer-based prefixes, nunchucks, dance-offs, this movie has it all! Add in some life hacks, a visit to the Spirit District, Hong Kong, and our proposed sequel Bring It On 8:Cheerpocalypse Now, and you've got a great episode!
Our episode on the 1946 Christmas Classic It’s A Wonderful Life takes us to a lot of interesting places. Join us for our last holiday episode as we discuss Jimmy Stewart’s voice, what Frank Capra can teach us about America after WW II, the life and times of Jimmy the Raven, what super powers an angel has, a segment of Hamster Talk, and overthrowing the government… democratically. *wink*
Also, why is Elisa Donovan in every holiday dog movie?
Beer of the Week: Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout
Looking for a Christmas movie that starts with references to 9/11, takes place on a porn set, seems like it was written and directed by a 13 year old boy, and says love is determined by physical proximity? Then Love Actually is the movie for you! Samantha and Indy dissect this terrible, offensive, lazy movie that has somehow become a Christmas classic.
Love Actually Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdzH6a-XEGM
In an epic disagreement that everyone saw coming; Samantha and Indy debate the Netflix original Christmas movie, Holiday in the Wild! Is it destined to be a Christmas Classic for years to come? Is it a tired rehashing of things we’ve seen dozens of times? Does anyone read these?
Holiday in the Wild Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8miCh30GcGU
Is Titanic worthy of being called one of the greatest films of all time? What’s the deal with that necklace? Did Indy cry? Will Samantha win cake? Will my heart actually go on? All these questions and more will be answered as we board a doomed vessel, draw you like one of our French girls, and discuss the 1999 epic Titanic!
PS: We now fully realize Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio were in Romeo + Juliet, and we have no idea how we forgot.
Beer of the Week Watermelon Wheat from Kensington Brewing https://www.kensingtonbrewingcompany.com/beer
We’re in for an epic discussion as we attempt to break down all the facets of the 1980 masterpiece The Shining, including; Stanley Kubrick’s perfectionism, seizure acting, if Jack Nicholson can ever play “normal,” conspiracy theories, what Instagram teaches us about Hallmark movies, what’s going on in Room 237, and so much more!
Turn down the lights and check into the Overlook Hotel in this special Halloween episode!
Indy talks horror movies on EPL’s Overdue Finds: http://overduefinds.libsyn.com/42-oh-the-horror
Chopping Mall on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZeXErdniBA
Join us as well go back to 1978 and discuss the seminal horror movie that launched the slasher genre, Halloween. Indy gets caught up in symbolism and how awesome 1970’s cinema was (what else is new?), and Samantha seems to come around to the idea of scary movies in this special Spooktober bonus episode!
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Beer of the Week Alley Kat Pumpkin Pie
In an episode that will surely divide our audience faster than a broken glass and handcuffs deglove a hand; Samantha and Indy talk safewords, men made of moonlight, symbolic sunglasses, and debate the ending of Gerald’s Game!
Stylized suburbia, dog grooming, Vincent Price, waterbed hijinx, and so much more! Join us for a tale of an uncommonly gentle man, who happens to have foot long blades on his hands. Johnny Depp & Winona Ryder star in Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands!
We talk about the 90s cultural touchstone from 2005. Will Indy love it as much as teenage Samantha? Is Benny a villain? Does the movie age well? Will it change Indy’s leftist views? The answer to everything: Rent! Rent! Rent! Rent! Rent!
Spend a long, hot day with Al Pacino and 1975 New York City in this true story of a bank robbery gone wrong. We talk LGBTQ representations, true crime, and the disintegration of society. Attica! Attica! Attica!
Beer of the Week: SYC Brewing Sandy Beach American Pale Ale
Perhaps too long, lots of great ideas without enough time to wrap them up, unnecessary nudity; this sums up our episode! We’re tackling all 8 seasons of the HBO epic Game of Thrones. We laugh, we cry, we get real sleepy...
Wait in the rain and board the next catbus to the wonderful world of Hayao Miyazaki! We discuss My Neighbor Totoro, childhood, the melancholy of mortality, stillness, bus balls, trolley systems, and mispronounce Japanese words!
An hour and a half of beautiful Studio Ghibli Piano Music:
We discuss Bride Wars. Will Indy’s Hathaway love conquer his Hudson disdain? Will Samantha “love” the movie as much as she remembered? Will Bride Wars just be another typical, soulless romantic comedy? What’s for dinner?
No. No. Yes. Basa, green beans, and a potato.
Scene from Bride Wars:
Beer of the Week: Two Sergeants Blatchford Brown
What makes us human? Who is human? Does it matter? Are our memories real? Are we more than our memories? What makes a hero? Is Roy a good name? Do people eat in movies? Will Indy convince Samantha to love it? All these questions will be answered as we discuss the masterpiece(?) Blade Runner!
Which Blade Runner should I watch?